Distribution and biological notes of Strumigenys margaritae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini)

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Strumigenys margaritae Forel, 1893 (Tribe Dacetini) is a tiny predatory ant native to the New World. It is known from northern South America, Central America, Mexico, the West Indies, and the southeastern US from Texas to Florida. To evaluate the geographic range of S. margaritae, we compiled and mapped specimen records from > 200 sites. We found S. margaritae records for 38 geographic areas (countries, island groups, major islands, and US states), including several locales for which we found no previously published records: Anguilla, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dutch Caribbean, Grenada, Honduras, Nevis, Nicaragua, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Martin, Tobago, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.

Distribution and biological notes of Strumigenys margaritae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dacetini)

in Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews



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    Strumigenys margaritae. (1) Head of a worker, (2) lateral view of worker, (3) head of female, and (4) lateral view of dealate female. These figures are published in color in the online version.

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    Map showing the worldwide distribution of Strumigenys margaritae. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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